Hon. Gary F. Marton See Rating Details

Housing Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

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* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

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* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Gary F. Marton



Comment #: NY10792


Comment #: NY9903
Rating:Not Rated
Biased judge. Clearly favors landlords, even the ones who blatantly lie under oath. Written exhibits crucial to a holdover case, not admitted into evidence.

He allows the unethical landlord attorney to grandstand, waste time and attempt to bully witnesses. Meanwhile during trial he wouldn't allow the respondent to finish answering the questions they've been asked.

Surprise, surprise Marton rules in favor of the landlord and his attorney in his decision. He accepted all of the landlords evidence and ignored all of the tenant's evidence. The respondent presented 3 witnesses and all their testimonies were disregarded. All in all, a complete miscarriage of justice.

Gary Marton should be removed from the bench before retirement.


Comment #: NY9699
Judge Marton's decision on an illegal lockout case rested on his hunch/instinct, rather than on the Law,documentary evidence and sworn testimony of the plaintiff. The matter lasted from Feb. 14, 2018 until May 18, 2018. Two of the three witnesses who testified for the landlord, 86 BayLLC, directly worked for him. One witness testimony was self serving, because his goal was to have his brother from Apt. C5 move into Apt. A7 once it was vacated through J. Marton's decision. The third witness was from the Guardian of the deceased primary tenant of record, who mind you was removed from the case for misconduct, came to retaliate against the brother who was seeking succession rights. Judge Marton was partial to the landlord from the onset, and the evidence that supported theplaintiff's case was totally ignored. I hear he is retiring by June, and by so doing will do the public a lot good.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9143
Disregarded prior court history
Created his own rulings disregarding precedents and statutes


Comment #: NY8387
Incompetent, partiality, unorganized, forgetful, does not follow through on his own orders. Psychologically intimidates and persuades litigant to proceed in a fashion that they made clear was not there intention.
Worst judge I have ever witnessed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2812
Smart, fairly hard-working for Housing Court. Can be unpredictable and has a few odd procedural tics.